VODKA SIMPLE SYRUP
John Rose, author of The Vodka Cookbook
1 1/2 cups still mineral water
2 pounds granulated sugar
1/2 cup vodka
Bring the water to a boil in a large pot. Reduce the heat to moderate, add the sugar and stir until it dissolves completely.
Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes until the mixture has a syrup consistency.
Add the vodka, mix well and cool.
Transfer to a jar or container and reserve for use.
(The recipe can be doubled or trebled as necessary)
In a tightly sealed container, Vodka Simple Syrup keeps indefinitely, though it may begin to crystallize over time. If it crystallizes, simply warm the container in a pot of slow-simmering water.
Reprinted from The Vodka Cookbook by John Rose (Kyle Books 2005)